10 Days to go for CAT: Last minute preparation tips
10 Days to go for CAT: Last minute preparation tips - Now that only 10 days are left for the Common Admission Test (CAT), most of you must have prepared well for the CAT exam. In the last leg of the preparation , it is essential that the candidates do not experiment with anything new and revise thoroughly whatever they have studied in the past six months to one year. With only 10 days to go for CAT, last minute preparation tips include To have a firm grip on the contents of the CAT exam is the most important cornerstone of preparation, also familiarity with the exam environment by solving sample papers or mock tests gives one an edge. CAT 2020 is scheduled on November 29 with an expected attendance of more than 2 lakhs students. While 10 days to go for CAT, stress takes over and can kill the confidence of many. To fight that here are some last minute preparation tips for CAT aspirants.
Latest - Know about CAT Mock Test 2020. Candidates can download CAT 2020 admit card from October 28.
Sketching the schedule
Now that 10 days are left for CAT you must focus on revision and practice through online tests. You must not pick any fresh subject that will confuse and create panic in you. There will be many aspirants who might be working or are students, they should schedule study hours accordingly after their working hours. While you plan your schedule don’t forget to pursue your hobbies to keep your mind fresh and active.
Solve Previous year papers
Practice makes a man perfect, hence aspirants must make sure to attempt a number of CAT mock tests or previous year sample papers to get a feel of the exam environment. Students must sit for three hours as per the exam pattern and manage their time for D-Day. The more you practice, the less are the chances of making errors.
As per the exam pattern of CAT, each section will have a sectional time limit. That means students will have to attempt the questions of a particular section in 40 minutes, hence students must practice mock tests and frame strategy to attempt questions. Now that 10 days are left for exam students must focus on solving questions of each section in less time by each passing day.
Personal health; Fuel up
While you are getting ready to prepare for CAT, don’t forget to maintain your health equally. Staying calm and healthy are equally important as scoring grades. You must eat protein rich fruits to increase mental alertness. Moreover, avoid skipping meals even if you don’t feel hungry. Have milk shakes and smoothies to not feel fatigued. Also, avoid eating bakery items as it takes time to digest. At last you must sleep like a baby.
Revise from the flash notes
It is impossible to go through all the books of CAT while revising the topics. Hence, you must prepare notes for important formulas and tricks so that you can have a glance just before appearing for the CAT exam instead of moving between pages of books. Try recalling all the formulas before going to bed.
Read Questions Carefully
Students are advised to go through the instructions and read CAT question paper carefully before making a choice or starting the paper. There is nothing worse than putting time into a question and realizing you are not solving for x, or the essay is off target. Slowing down can help you stay focused.
Anxiety is a great friend before any examination, however don’t hop to cram everything while revising the topics. Keep your cool and brush the concepts of the topics that you have studied. Don’t touch any new area as it will lead to confusion and less confidence. CAT is conducted not solely for scoring grades but it also analyses how well can a student handle the exam stress. Therefore, you must pursue your hobbies amid the preparation to calm yourself.
Prepare for D-Day
Keep your important documents ready - Admit card, original ID proof, SC/ST or DA supporting documents
Check for the travel time on Google maps.
Aspirants must visit the exam centre before the D-day to become familiar with the route to reach the examination centre.
Post COVID-19 students are advised to take precautions by wearing masks/face shields and sanitizing their hands and objects to avoid any contact with the contaminated objects and prevent infection.
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My branch is Electrical Engineering and in my college i have very less chance of placements . So what jobs should i go for so that it could be counted as work experience if I want to go for CAT exam ?
For MBA , work experience is not compulsory. You can get into MBA colleges without a work experience. It's like good food placed in a good plate. If you have a work experience you will get a good job or with more package . Otherwise it will depend on your academics.
My Neet 2020 score is 566 . I belong to BC cat. in Tamilnadu. What are my chances in Tamilnadu government colleges??
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then with 566 marks , you hold a chance to get a seat in a Government Medical College
In Neet 2019, 470 marks for obc category was the cut off marks to get a seat in Government Medical College under Tamilnadu state quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, Pudukottai
With 566 marks also have chances in following govt college under state quota-
*Government Medical College, Omandurar Estate, Chennai
*Government K.A.P.V. Medical College, Trichy
And a few more
Above prediction is on the basis of past year data but cutoff keeps changing every year due to many factors as mentioned earlier, so to have a clear picture of the colleges in which you have to chances and
to get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
what jobs an engineer can do if he does not get campus placement and want to appear in CAT exam so that his work ex will be counted??
Most IIM's usually gives only 5-15 % of weightage to work experience (major weightage is for CAT score and PI) with points for approx. 24-36 months of work after which they don't count it ( which means work experience of more than 2-3 years will not give you any extra edge during selection)
Since you are an Engineering graduate, it is usually advisable to go for a technical job related to your field not just because it is easier to get but but because it is easier to justify in your CV. CAT values versatility but there is a fine line between versatility and randomness. What I mean to say is that if you go for a job which isn't even remotely related to your field of study then you'd probably be asked for reasons as to why you chose to do that. So if you were to go for a sales job after completing a degree in say, Electrical Engineering, you'd have to to explain your shift in career paths. To avoid such justifications and to to make the most of your CV, go for a technical job or maybe an Analysist position, anything which you can either link to your Engineering degree or to a Management degree.
Best of luck, Good day!